Think we do run on copper wire here. Don't know why it was so slow last night, think it must have been a problem at the telephone exchange or Virgin. Here are my usual speeds, and i never get any faster than this.
According to Pingtest.net, the 'best server' available for me is still faaaaar from here.
I still wish it was a bit better at times, but I'm quite happy with what we have. The next upgrade would mean paying almost double of what we're paying right now, so this will probably be it for a while.